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Each of you has a personal story that guides your lives. Unfortunately for many it's not a really productive one. Let's imagine for a moment that you have a negative psychic twin that goes with you everywhere and is constantly talking to you.
Every thought you have your twin likes to comment on. You see a cute gal or guy at the grocery store and you want to say hello. Then the twin chimes in with a warning that says remember what happened last time you tried that? Yes, you do remember and you keep quiet, while the opportunity slips away.
What about that raise at work? You head towards the bosses door with just the right words to say and before you enter you veer away your twin comforting you. It's probably not a good time let's pick a better moment. You have an urge to speak up at a meeting and you hold back. Whew! That was a close call, you almost made a fool of yourself.
I am sure that each of you can add examples of your own that left you feeling frustrated and angry. I feel your pain, this is not the way you wanted to live your life. It's not fair to have a critic that second guesses your every move.
If this were a friend you would be wise to move on. So how can you handle your psychic twin? The answer is to help them change their story to be more supportive. What if the twin started to encourage you to step through your fears instead of reinforcing them. The twin is not evil they are actually trying to protect you from embarrassment or failure. Truth be told failure is just a learning experience that says let's do it again differently and embarrassment is a reflex. It will fade away the more you step up and take the action to create the change that you desire.
I will guide your twin to create an intention and a story that supports you to make good choices. Decisions that will be in line with what you really want. I do this with coaching and hypnosis programs that make those choices easier each time you make them. I do have a suggestion for you. Your twin may object to the change process and come up with a lot of suggestions for not working with me. Ignore that voice and come see me it will very likely change your life.
Enter the Forest Where it is Darkest
The Grail King said this, to the knights of the Holy Grail, "Enter the forest where it is darkest and there is no path." According to Joseph Campbell in The Heroes Journey. This is the only way to insure that it is your journey and not someone else's. Those of you that have read Campbell understand he speaks in metaphor and allegory.
As a Hypnotherapist I also utilize the power of this language in my work. The conscious mind only knows how to follow paths and in doing so keeps us trapped in repetitive patterns. Breaking these patterns through speaking to the subconscious mind, stirs curiosity and awakens us to new possibilities.
Covid-19 May Lead to the Dreaded Covid-15
You simply wanted to be safe, to protect your loved ones and now this. Instead, you are dealing with stress, sleeplessness and weight gain. Yes, the 15 lbs that are coming on fast and no wonder. Feeling trapped at home, gyms closed and snacking while watching Netflix. You forgot that you only drink on weekends. What weekend? What day is it anyway? Who can blame you, when you are dealing with so many stressors. I know how you feel. It is just plain wrong to have to feel this way.
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Avoidance of Suffering Creates What?
The young monk who had just joined the order a few weeks prior was having a personal interview with his teacher. Master he stated, "I have been sitting now for two weeks many hours per day and it has been difficult, so I wonder what are the benefits of me sitting like this for an entire year?" The old master brought her fingers to her chin and pondered for a moment before answering. "The benefits for you, will have been a full year of sitting." The student of course was hoping for something more that he could aim for something that felt substantial. That would make it all worth while.
We live in a world of instant gratification where we are constantly told do this and your life will be much more comfortable. Do we even ask if that is our real goal to simply be more comfortable? Is that your goal?
Intention Can Change Your Destiny
This short verse from ancient Chinese Master Lao Tzu's book the Tao Te Ching accurately describes the change process with a strong admonition to be aware of the power of our thoughts, words and deeds. His verse reads as follows:
Watch your thoughts
They become your words
Watch your words
They become your actions
Watch your actions
They become your character
Watch your character
It becomes your destiny
It is easy to see the progression and he shows us the potential outcome and give us the keys to direct it. The first statement watch your thoughts urges us to simply bring awareness to them. This is a powerful and necessary step that enables us to begin to see the mind as a container of an endless looping story.
About the Author
I, James Barfoot, have mentored with a spiritual teacher over 20 years. Over 30 years of Tai Qi, Qi Gong and Zen training. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner with eleven years and thousands of success stories, I have the ability to guide you to the result you desire.
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